Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 9 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
My subject is “What movie/book quote do you live your life by?” It was submitted by my friend Rabia at The Lieber Family. Here goes:
Thank you Rabia! I love to read and I love to watch movies so when I got this prompt it would be easy…but there are so many to choose from. Lately, “We’re not in Kansas anymore.” seems to sum up my life. I feel like I’ve been thrown into a tornado.
A week and a half ago my momma (who already suffers from Alzheimer’s) was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. I had no idea what that even meant. I mean yes, I had heard the word before, but what it was I wasn’t sure. I would learn quickly that it means it’s spread to other regions of the body. Like her liver, her lungs, her lymph nodes.
I was not prepared for something like this. I would never have thought there was a diagnosis worse than Alzheimer’s Disease. I stand corrected. So learning about things like hospice & DNR’s has become my new norm…when I’m not in a corner falling apart.
My mother has no idea that she is dying soon, she no longer understands things like this. Her life is about her dolls and her friends, much like that of my three-year-old granddaughter.
That quote though isn’t how I lead my life so I had to go back to the drawing board. One thing, you may not know about me is that I love the book and movie Wild. The story written by Cheryl Strayed. The idea of hiking the Pacific Coast Trail or the Appalachian Trail is something that I’ve dreamed of for years
This quote resonates with me because I’ve always been a loaner. Someone who lives inside her own head most of the time.
“Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.”Cheryl Strayed WILD
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado https://www.BakingInATornado.com
The Lieber Family Blog http://thelieberfamily.com
The Bergham Chronicles https://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
Cognitive Script https://cognitivescript.blogspot.com/
Never Ever Give Up Hope https://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/
My Brand of Crazy https://sarahsbrandcrazy.blogspot.com
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